Materials handling

Expresso hand trucks save time, money and driver's back

13 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Lite Trucks Australia

When Melbourne beverage distributor Shaun Mays took a Lite Trucks Expresso hand truck out for a trial run, it saved him so much time and effort that he never gave it back. Three years on, he says it has saved him money, too


Companies fined for crushed apprentice

28 November, 2007

Fosters Wine Estates and electrical contractor Integrated Quality Electrical Systems were both recently fined by the SA Industrial Relations Court, over an incident in March 2005 which left a 21-year-old man with severe and disabling abdominal injuries.


Licensing system upgrade for high-risk equipment

22 November, 2007

Safety laws providing for the operation of forklifts, cranes, boom lifts and other high-risk equipment have changed, requiring current ‘ticket’ holders to transfer to the new Licence to Perform High Risk Work.


Remote lighting lifter

21 November, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.ingaleps.com.au

The Remote Lighting Lifter enables the lowering of luminaires to the ground via remote control where they can be safely maintained.


Road flares

21 November, 2007 | Supplied by: Aerospace & Defence Products

The TurboFlare road flares have full 360° rotation, no moving parts and ultra-bright LEDs available in many colours. It provides a strong, bright, earlier warning, providing a 24 h electronic road flare.


Union fined $42,000 for industrial action

21 November, 2007

The Federal Magistrates Court has fined the Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy Union (CFMEU) $35,000 and an official $7000 for misusing OHS as a reason for industrial action.


Understanding OHS Regulations

20 November, 2007 by WorkSafe Victoria

Regulations are laws made by the Governor in Council (not Parliament) under authority granted by the OHS Act


Victorian shire faces safety charges

08 November, 2007

The shire of Wellington in Gippsland has been committed to stand trial in the County Court after pleading not guilty to a charge laid under the OHS Act 2004.


Recognised for practising workplace health and safety

31 October, 2007

For Stuart Kenny, managing director of the Ausclad Group of Companies (AGC), supporting a workplace event to recognise Safe Work Australia Week is a top priority


Increase facility safety with floor coatings

19 October, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.tennantfloorcoatings.com

Tennant Company has introduced its floor coatings product range into Australia.


No lift wheelbarrow

19 October, 2007 | Supplied by: Comnet Sales International

The 3 Wheelbarrow was invented by an Australian builder with a bad back, after realising that unless he could make some changes, he would not be able to continue with his profession.


Manual handling risks rise pre Christmas. Have you done enough?

19 October, 2007 by WorkSafe Victoria

Australian warehouses are approaching their busiest time of year and unless steps are taken now to control manual handling risks, someone could get hurt


Maintenance warning after employer fined $50,000

20 September, 2007

A Kerang business owner has been fined $50,000, without conviction, in the County Court after an employee was crushed and later died when an excavator bucket suddenly closed on him in June last year.


Ucrete DP flooring technology

20 August, 2007 | Supplied by: BASF Construction Chemicals Australia Pty Ltd

Ucrete DP utilises unique heavy-duty polyurethane resin technology that combines extreme floor durability with a non-slip finish.


Walkie stackers

20 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Linde Materials Handling

The Linde L12's design includes a purpose-built traction battery designed to have a life expectancy of 1500 cycles over five years. It also has an onboard charger which requires only a single-phase, 10 A socket. It is no longer necessary to find a location for a separate battery charger as charging can be done from any power point.


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